For groups

Group visits

Groups of visitors have been coming to Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal since the 18th-century. Come and find out what makes this World Heritage Site so special.

Open all year, a visit can last from a few hours to a full day. We welcome groups of all sizes and discounts apply to groups over 15.

Group benefits

  • Complimentary admission voucher for your familiarisation visit
  • Free entry for tour leader and driver on the day of your group visit
  • Coach meet and greet available on request
  • Free parking at the Visitor Centre
  • Refreshment voucher for driver

Contact us to make a booking and find out more on 01765 643197 or by email

Group visit brochure

We're open every day except 24 & 25 December and Fridays November - February, see our opening times.

Group prices are reviewed annually and may have changed slightly by the time of your visit, find current prices here.

Guided tours

Join a introductory talk at Hidcote

Our guided tours bring this remarkable place to life.

Pre-booked tours will take you on a journey through 800 years of history. Specialist and foreign language tours can also be arranged.

Download our group visit brochure for more details.

Plan your day

Stop by the restaurant for refreshment

Download information for group leaders and an estate map, and find more details on our facilities & access page.

Don't miss our shop and we have a large restaurant serving delicious hot meals and light bites. Book to dine as a group and we'll reserve tables just for you! See our menu.

Festive group visits

Enjoy the abbey and water garden on a Christmas group visit. Group admission rates (16+) are £9.90 per person.

Our shop will be full of Christmas goodies with a special 10% discount for your group, and you can book to have a traditional Christmas lunch with us (two courses £17.95 per person) to make your visit a festive day out.

See our menu and call Annette on 01765 643197 or email to book or find out more. 

Tuck into a locally sourced festive lunch at Fountains this year

Tuck into a locally sourced festive lunch at Fountains this year